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Product of the Month: The Lantronix® xSenso™ Controller

Lantronix, Irvine, CA, has introduced the Lantronix® xSenso™ Controller with analog and relay outputs that control industrial processes and equipment based on the sensor readings and predefined thresholds. The controller is a compact, DIN-rail or wall-mount solution that enables analog sensors (voltage or current) to transparently send real-time data to any node on the Internet or to a cloud-based application. It can take action when a condition is met (e.g., temperature threshold, pressure level, etc.), triggering its internal relays or outputting voltage or current to control an event in real time. In an existing control system, the controller can also be placed in between the sensor and the controller to mirror the analog data from its input to its output, while simultaneously presenting the data through a Web browser to computers or mobile devices. It is compatible with data acquisition systems such as LabVIEW™ and DASYLab™, and can be installed in dispersed or remote locations.

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Laser Cutting System

The new CL-400 CO2 laser cutting system from Cincinnati Incorporated (Harrison, OH) uses the water-cooled, high-speed linear motor drives pioneered by Cincinnati, and the same powerful HMI touchscreen control and nesting software found on the company’s other CO2 and fiber laser cutting systems. Dual 5 × 10 ft. (1.5 × 3 m) pallets and an optional modular material handling system (MMHS) reduce beam-off time and further boost productivity. Designed for high throughput and all-around material versatility, the CL-400 delivers fast positioning speeds of 12,000 ipm and up to 1" processing range on mild steel.

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10 to 1000eV Spectrometer

The new McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) Model 248/310 spectrometer can easily make spectral measurements around 13 nanometers and throughout the extreme vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelength region. It is ideal for work from 10eV to more than 1000eV. The spectrometer features one meter focal length optics built into a compact Rowland circle instrument. Grazing incidence angles used in the instrument deliver high reflective efficiency. For direct detection of extreme vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelengths, windowless back illuminated CCD’s are used. Sensitivity of CCD’s at short wavelengths can surpass that in the visible spectral region. The CCD’s aggressive thermoelectric cooling also reduces readout noise. When gated detection is required, open microchannel plate intensifiers are available.

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High-Speed 3D Laser Scanner

The LJ-V7000 Series High-Speed Laser Scanner from Keyence (Itasca, IL) offers a wide range of heads that provide scan areas as wide as 9.45 inches (240 mm) and Z-axis repeatability as high as 20 millionths of an inch (0.4 μm). The LJ-V7000 Series is the first product on the market to incorporate the next generation of HSE3 CMOS receivers, which allow the system to reach an unmatched profile sampling rate of 64 kHz with a point sampling rate of 12.8 MHz.

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Optical Fiber

Polymicro Technologies (Lisle, IL) has successfully developed a broad spectrum optical fiber with a low -OH pure silica core that demonstrates significantly reduced content of UV defects and other UV absorption centers. Polymicro’s proprietary FBPI fiber leverages the benefits and mitigates the limitations of standard optical fibers. Featuring improved transmission properties over a much wider spectral range, the silica-based, broadband FBPI fiber is available in a range of densities and can be produced in core diameters from 50-600 μm.

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Fast Axis Collimators

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has introduced new fast axis collimators. These versatile lenses are designed for beam shaping or laser diode collimation applications. Fast Axis Collimators are compact, high performance aspheric cylindrical lenses, designed for fast axis collimation. The combination of aspheric cylindrical lens designs and high numerical apertures (N.A.) deliver uniform collimation of the entire laser diode output while maintaining excellent beam quality. Fast Axis Collimators feature a standard AR coating for 790-990 nm and provide greater than 99% transmission across the designated spectral range. Fast axis collimators measure 12 mm long and are available in five models with focal lengths of 0.29 mm, 0.365 mm, 0.59 mm, 0.91 mm and 1.49 mm.

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45W UV Laser

Spectra-Physics® (Santa Clara, CA), a Newport Corporation brand, recently introduced Quasar 355-45, a UV laser that delivers >45W (225 μJ) at exceptionally high repetition rates. The laser features TimeShift™ technology for pulse shaping and burst-mode operation as well as programmable pulse widths from 100 ns over repetition rates from 0 to 1 MHz – factor of 2 improvements in repetition rate range and minimum pulse width over the recently introduced >40W Quasar 355-40.

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